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    Hey Everyone,

    This forum represents a ton of talented people all writing music with these beautiful virtual instruments. I have wondered how the majority of you are doing with these tools and your music abilities.

    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    3) Are you making more money at it?
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    6) Any new goals?

    Personally, I think I am getting closer to my goals (although the measurement may be in inches!) I bought Cult Sampler and really love it! And I want to get one of my pop songs published before 2006. Ultimately, I'd love to write for film.

    All the very best,

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpasdernick
    Hey Everyone,

    This forum represents a ton of talented people all writing music with these beautiful virtual instruments. I have wondered how the majority of you are doing with these tools and your music abilities.

    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    3) Are you making more money at it?
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    6) Any new goals?

    Personally, I think I am getting closer to my goals (although the measurement may be in inches!) I bought Cult Sampler and really love it! And I want to get one of my pop songs published before 2006. Ultimately, I'd love to write for film.

    All the very best,

    Darren
    1) Far from it
    2) a bit more
    3) a bit
    4) yes
    5) EWQLSO GOLD
    6) Goal: To finaly make music that any1 who hear will sing it in head a week later.

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    1) Not yet (Still trying to find my own voice)
    2) More
    3) Yes
    4) Yes (New orchestration stuff)
    5) More music
    6) To do a dramatic film (getting tired of the comedy/documentary stuff)

    And Darren, if you want to score a film, go do it!! If you seriously look, you will find one.

    James W.G. Smith

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpasdernick
    Hey Everyone,

    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    3) Are you making more money at it?
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    6) Any new goals?

    1) No
    2) Yes
    3) Preferrebly no.
    4) Yes
    5) A music stand
    6) Hit double high C on the trumpet or play guitar parts to my music instead of trying to get it real with MIDI.

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpasdernick
    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    3) Are you making more money at it?
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    6) Any new goals?
    1) Yes
    2) More
    3) Eh, not so much
    4) Nope
    5) Westgate Woodwinds, to replace my AO winds
    6) Score video games for a living (and maybe the occasional film) (not really a NEW goal...but it's my primary focus right now)
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    1) Yes
    2) More
    3) About the same
    4) Yes
    5) A lot of stuff
    6) To find time to work on a couple of things I really want to write, even though no one else seems to be interested in them right now.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams? Yeah, ever since I've gotten Gold I seem to have no problem expressing what is inside me, I just have to work on THAT now
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less? Well, I have yet to get a REAL gig, the only things I've done so far is scored a student film and written a song based on a poem, but hopefully when i go to college next year this will change, or perhaps someone here could help a brother out...hint hint
    3) Are you making more money at it? what money? Oh yeah I made 5 bucks playing trumpet at a bar one night
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?) To much to put here
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music? EWQL Gold
    6) Any new goals? Some old Same Old..do good in college get some gigs, further my composition complexity, BECOME A FILM COMPOSER!

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?

    Not yet, but getting there - it will take years of studying to pull what's in my head out and get it onto the blank manuscript in front of me.

    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?

    Definetly more.

    3) Are you making more money at it?

    For the first time ever, my job deals with music, as producer for Bela D Media I eat, sleep and breathe sample libraries!

    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)

    I learned that the thing I had been calling "you know, that thing that looks like an eye, that makes you hold that note just a touch longer" is actually called a fermata.

    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?

    Kirk Hunter Solo Strings. The character of this library is just amazing. Wish I had gotten it months ago.

    6) Any new goals?

    To take a music class - either online or at the local college. Everything I know (and don't know) to this point is self taught.

    I'm making a mental note to myself to check this thread again next year and beat myself up if this isn't done!
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpasdernick
    Hey Everyone,


    1) Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    2) Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    3) Are you making more money at it?
    4) Did you learn something new last year (how to read music, etc?)
    5) What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    6) Any new goals?


    Darren

    1) Maybe a micron closer
    2) Can't have any less than zero and one can't have any more if they haven't had any in the first place. Well, I guess the GPO contest was an opportunity but I didn't even rate.
    3) No
    4) How to use GPO a bit
    5) GPO has help some. Getting a fast new computer has helped.
    6) Complete more of my many partially finished romantic style string quartets

    David

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    Re: Musically Speaking, How are you doing?

    Are you closer to your musical dreams?
    Have no business-like dreams really, rather more musical goals, like getting better at instantly transforming a certain feeling or color of feeling to the musical terms that describes it best - both in composition and performing. Sort of making the direct pipeline between my heart and head wider and straighter, I guess one could call it. In that sense I'm kind of closer. I actually don't see myself as "a musician" or "a composer", but rather just a guy who loves to make and live music.
    Are you finding more opportunities or less?
    Sort of the same. Not more, but maybe a few different things than I've done before. I'm not really chasing things so ..
    Are you making more money at it?
    The same, or less
    Did you learn something new last year
    Oh yeah, I love learning. I realized my next computer purchase will be a mac. I'm just getting the hang of composing for the woodwinds without creating the "pipe organ" effect. I'm getting more selective, patient and efficient in what I do. Also I'm focusing on getting better at writing and performing in such a way that it gets the attention of the small but specific group of people I'm aiming at for the specific moment. I'm also starting to get good at diplomacy - incorporating the ability to tell someone to go to H*** in such a way that he/she actually looks forward to it.
    What did you buy that really made a difference to your music?
    Didn't get much that made dramatical impacts last year actually, a number of great records, a few libraries ... Maybe I'm in between dramatic changes , but then again I'm more into the 'learning to do new and better things' side than the 'getting new gear' side. I went from gigastudio and got halion 3 though, that made alot of difference for me.
    Any new goals?
    No new, just better revisements of the old ones.
    Kid: When I become an adult I wanna be a musician.
    Parent: Son, you cannot become both.

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